Word Tip – Use the Calculator in Word
Can you believe it is July already? And now you’ve just discovered that Word has a Calculator! Life just keeps on getting better! So, a new month also means that it is time for a new ‘Keep it Simple‘ tip. Yaaaay!
You can view the video or follow the (brief) step-by-step shown underneath.
Enjoy and remember: Keep it Simple!
Today we’re looking at Word and we’re going to see how we can access the Calculator in Word, without having to open a separate programme.
Step 1 – Place the Calculator onto the Quick Access Toolbar
- Right-click on any tab heading.
- Select – Customize Quick Access Toolbar.
- From the Options box – click the down-arrow to the right of Popular Commands.
- Select – Commands Not in the Ribbon.
Everything is in alphabetical order, so scroll down to find Calculate – and it is the first of the ‘C’s‘.
- Select Calculate.
- Press Add to place it onto the Quick Access Toolbar.
- Then click OK.
You can see that it’s barely noticeable up there – but don’t worry about that – as it works just fine!
Step 2 – Use the Calculator
- Type in: 1234 + 567
- To calculate the figures – highlight them.
- Then press the Calculate button on the Quick Access Toolbar.
Step 3 – View the Calculation Result
- Look down at the Status Bar – in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
- You’ll see that it says: The result of the calculcation is: 1801
Step 4 – Do it Again!
- De-select and press Enter.
- Type in: 10 * 10
- Highlight it – press the Calculate button.
- And the Status Bar reads: The result of the calculation is: 100
I hope you enjoyed that and I’ll be back again with another useful ‘Keep it Simple‘ tip – next month!